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Lethbridge School District No. 51 School Plans and Maps

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Date Range
1950-1986
Description Level
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Accession No.
20171083
Physical Description
80 blueprint sheets
Scope and Content
001: 5 sheets - Proposed North Side Sr. High school now Winston Churchill High School. Made for the Lethbridge School District #51 on April 28, 1965. (61cm X 48cm) 002: 3 sheets - Fleetwood Bawden School. Made by H.M & W.A. Whiddington Architects for the Lethbridge School District #51. (56cm X 68c…
Date Range
1950-1986
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Lethbridge School District No. 51
Physical Description
80 blueprint sheets
History / Biographical
In Lethbridge School District #51, planning for new schools is delegated to the Board of Trustees who decide where the schools to be located, what they will be called, and what they will look like. These sketches and plans include the district's new schools and additions as well as maps of school site locations. The records include the following schools Catholic Central High School Catholic Central High School West Campus and Chinook High School Ecole Agnes Davidson Fleetwood Bawden School Galbraith Elementary School Gilbert Paterson Middle School Hamilton School and Lethbridge Collegiate School (L.C.I) Hardieville School La Cite des Prairies de Lethbridge and School La Verendrye Lethbridge Christian School Lethbridge College Lethbridge Community College Mike Mountain Horse School Nicolas Sheeran Community School and University of Lethbridge Our Lady of the Assumption School St. Patrick Fine Arts Elementary School St. Paul Elementary School St. Teresa of Calcutta School Victoria Park High School and Lethbridge Collegiate Institute Westminster Elementary School Addition Winston Churchill High School
Scope and Content
001: 5 sheets - Proposed North Side Sr. High school now Winston Churchill High School. Made for the Lethbridge School District #51 on April 28, 1965. (61cm X 48cm) 002: 3 sheets - Fleetwood Bawden School. Made by H.M & W.A. Whiddington Architects for the Lethbridge School District #51. (56cm X 68cm) 003: 7 sheets of site maps by the City of Lethbridge for the Lethbridge School District #51. Sheet 1: Survey map of North Lethbridge Jay-Cee Park. March 1978 (56cm X 68cm) Sheet 2: Hamilton School and Lethbridge Collegiate School (L.C.I) July 2, 1969 (51cm X 51cm) Sheet 3: Proposed school site? Site plan. August 2, 1977 (61cm X 56cm) Sheet 4: Our Lady of the Assumption School site map. June 1979 (87cm X 56cm) Sheet 5: St. Patrick Fine Arts Elementary School site map. December 1964 (87cm X 56cm) Sheet 6: Catholic Central High School site map. December 22, 1961 (87cm X 56cm) Sheet 7: St. Paul Elementary School site map. August 1971 (87cm X 56cm) 004: 6 sheets for the Lethbridge School District #51. Sheets 1-4: Plans for school plaques. Lethbridge Community College. (68.5cm X 61.5cm) Sheet 5: Proposed Vocational Technical School building plans. March 1961 (68.5cm X 61.5cm) Sheet 6: Proposed Vocational Technical School building plans. October 1960 (68.5cm X 61.5cm) 005: Two groups of sheets of original blueprints for Fleetwood Bawden School. Made by Meech, Mitchell & Meech Architecture for the Lethbridge School District #51. Set 1: Building floor plans (93.5cm X 65cm). December 1950- March 1951 Set 2: Building heating plans (93.5cm X 65cm). December 1950- March 1951 006: Two sets of sheets of photocopies of blueprints and two separate sheets. Plans for Proposed Westminster Elementary School Addition (Never Built). By Meech, Mitchell, Robins and Associates for the Lethbridge School District #51. May 1956 (93cm X 61cm) 007: 34 sheets of city plans by the City of Lethbridge for the Lethbridge School District #51. Sheet 1: Plan index (1983) (51cm X 51cm) Sheet 2 - 4: Proposed School Site? 1983 (51cm X 51cm) Sheet 5: Galbraith School City plan (41.5cm X 35.5cm) Sheet 6: Index sheet 1983 (58.5cm X 56cm) Sheet 7: Mike Mountain Horse School city plan. 1983. (58.5cm X 56cm) Sheet 8: Proposed School Site? 1983 (58.5cm X 56cm) Sheet 9: Proposed School Site? 1983 (58.5cm X 56cm) Sheet 10: Nicolas Sheeran School and University of Lethbridge City plan. 1981. (58.5cm X 56cm) Sheet 11: Catholic Central High West Campus and Chinook High proposals. 1983 (58.5cm X 56cm) Sheet 12: Proposed School Site? 1983 (58.5cm X 56cm) Sheet 13: La Cite des Prairies de Lethbridge and School La Verendrye city plan. 1983. (58.5cm X 56cm) Sheet 14: Victoria Park High School and Lethbridge Collegiate Institute city plan. 1983 (58.5cm X 56cm) Sheet 15: Proposed school site? 1982 (58.5cm X 56cm) Sheet 16: Fleetwood Bawden School city plan. 1983 (58.5cm X 56cm) Sheet 17: Proposed School site? 1983 (58.5cm X 56cm) Sheet 18: Proposed School site? 1982 (58.5cm X 56cm) Sheet 19- 21: Proposed School site? 1983 (58.5cm X 56cm) Sheet 22: Ecole Agnes Davidson School city plan.1983 (58.5cm X 56cm) Sheet 23: Gilbert Paterson Middle School city plan. 1983. (58.5cm X 56cm) Sheet 24: Proposed School site? 1983. (58.5cm X 56cm) Sheet 25: Proposed school site? 1983. (58.5cm X 56cm) Sheet 26: Lethbridge College city plan. 1983. (58.5cm X 56cm) Sheet 27: St. Teresa of Calcutta School city plan. 1983 (58.5cm X 56cm) Sheet 28: Proposed school site? 1983 (58.5cm X 56cm) Sheet 29: Proposed school site? 1983 (58.5cm X 56cm) Sheet 30: Lethbridge Christian School city plan. 1983 (58.5cm X 56cm) Sheet 31: Proposed School site? 1983. (58.5cm X 56cm) Sheet 32: Galbraith Elementary School city plan. 1983 (58.5cm X 56cm) Sheet 33: Proposed school site? 1983 (58.5cm X 56cm) Sheet 34: Proposed school site? 1981 (58.5cm X 56cm) 008: 2 sets of 6 sheets of Fleetwood Bowden School sketches and blueprints. Made by H.M & W.A Whiddington Architects for the Lethbridge School District #51. Sheet 1: School plan sketch (69cm X 49cm) Set 1: Blueprints. 1950 (69cm X 49cm) Sheet 2- 6: Architectural sketches and prints. 1950? (69cm X 49cm) Set 2: Architectural sketches with corrections (69cm X 49cm) 009: 3 groups of sheets and 15 sheets of plans and maps for the Hardieville School. For the Lethbridge School District #51 by various architect companies. Sheet 1: Architectural sketch. 1983 (61cm X 56cm) Sheet 2: Architectural sketch. 1983 (93.5cm X 65cm) Sheet 3: Site plan by City of Lethbridge. 1983 (86cm X 56cm) Sheet 4- 5: Architectural sketch by the Lethbridge SD #51, 1983 (46cm X 61cm) Sheet 6: Architectural sketch By the Lethbridge SD #51. 1983 (96cm X 61cm) Sheet 7: Fire Alarm upgrading plan by D.F.K. Engineering Canada L.T.D. 1986 (96cm X 61cm) Set 1: Site plans and schedules by Meech, Mitchell, Robins & Watson Architects and Engineers. 1963 (99cm X 62cm) Sheet 8- 9: Site plans and schedules by Meech, Mitchell, Robins, & Watson Architects and Engineers. 1983 (96cm X 61cm) Set 2: Site plans and schedules with changes by Meech, Mitchell, Robins, & Watson Architects and Engineers. 1983 (96cm X 61cm) Set 3: Site plans and schedules with changes by Meech, Mitchell, Robins, & Watson Architects and Engineers. 1984. (96cm X 61cm) Set 4: Architectural plans By the Lethbridge SD #51. 1984 (96cm X 61cm) Sheet 10: Fire Alarm upgrading plan sketch by D.F.K. Engineering Canada L.T.D. 1986. (99cm X 62cm) Sheet 11: Fire Alarm upgrading information by D.F.K. Engineering Canada L.T.D. 1986 (99cm X 62cm) Sheet 12: Architectural sketch plans By the Lethbridge SD #51, 1984. (61cm X 46cm) Sheet 13- 14: Photocopies of architectural sketch plans of the school by the Lethbridge SD #51. January 1987, (61cm X 46cm) Sheet 15: Fence site map by the City of Lethbridge. April 1986.
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Staff and students of Allan Watson school 1979-1980

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Date Range
1979-1980
Accession No.
20181047020
Physical Description
Board 36” X 24” with 19 3" X 2" Colored photographs and 319 1" X 1.5" black and white picture photocopies
Scope and Content
Photographs of staff and students of kindergarden to grade six at Allan Watson school 1979-1980
Date Range
1979-1980
Creator
Lethbridge School District No. 51
Physical Description
Board 36” X 24” with 19 3" X 2" Colored photographs and 319 1" X 1.5" black and white picture photocopies
History / Biographical
In 1951, Oland Construction Company was awarded a contract to build a new elementary school Allan Watson on 6th Ave South and 23 Street. Named in honour of Allan James Watson who in 1924 accepted a double assignment as the principle and Superintendent of the Lethbridge High School. When Mr. J.H. Fleetwood, Secretary-Treasurer of the Board died in 1936, the trustees reorganized the administration system. Mr. Watson then became the full time principle from 1936-1951 and from 1952 till his death in 1961 he was the Secretary-Treasurer. Allan Watson school also recieved an addition to its building in 1953. The school closed in 2003 and they were able to move to the old Hamilton building. In 2010 the school changed names and became known as Victoria Park High School.
Scope and Content
Photographs of staff and students of kindergarden to grade six at Allan Watson school 1979-1980
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Hamilton Junior high School Staff 1988-1989

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Date Range
1988-1989
Accession No.
20181047034
Physical Description
Board 36” X 24” with 41 Colored photographs 1.5" X 2" and individuals' names
Scope and Content
Staff from Hamilton Junior high School 1988-1989
Date Range
1988-1989
Creator
Lethbridge School District No. 51
Physical Description
Board 36” X 24” with 41 Colored photographs 1.5" X 2" and individuals' names
History / Biographical
Hamilton opened in 1950 and was the first junior high school in Lethbridge located on 5th Avenue and 15th Street South. Mr. G. C. Miller was named principle and Mr. George Watson Sr., was named vice principle of the school. In August of 1951 the school was named Hamilton junior high by the board of trustees. This was in honor of Mr .W. A. Hamilton who had been principle of the high school from 1904-1910, he then held the Superintendent position until 1915, and served in the board of trustees in 1921-1924. In 1957 the school was overcrowded and plans were drawn for an expansion of the school. This decision had some backlash and changes to the plans had to be made. In 1959 the Board agreed on the final plans for the addition to the school. The school eventually closed in 2003 and the students were moved to the new junior high school in West Lethbridge (G.S. Lakie). Today the building houses the headquarters of Lethbridge School District 51 and Allan Watson School.
Scope and Content
Staff from Hamilton Junior high School 1988-1989
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Grade Six graduates of Hardieville School 1979-1980

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Date Range
1979-1980
Accession No.
20181047048
Physical Description
Paper 14” X 10” with 9 1.5" X 1" black and white photographs
Scope and Content
Photographs of the grade six graduating class of 1979-1980 Hardieville school: Wendy Knoch, Sandy Dyck, Laura Sanderson, Tanya Rock, Benita Ayarra, Quinton Dowdell, Shelley Erman, Mrs. A. Coupland, and Mr. W. Brooks.
Date Range
1979-1980
Creator
Lethbridge School District No. 51
Physical Description
Paper 14” X 10” with 9 1.5" X 1" black and white photographs
History / Biographical
Hardieville School opened on January 2 1912. Hardieville school was seperated from the Lethbridge School District 51 in 1922 in which the school came under the jurisdiction of Lethbridge School Division No.7. In 1952, Hardieville School became incorporated into the city's school system. In 1963, the by-laws #20/63 and #21/63 allowed for a new bigger school to be created. The annexation by the City of Lethbridge of the village of Hardieville in 1979 caused a change in the school systems. Hardieville was then incorporated into the Lethbridge School District No. 51. The school finally closed in 1986 after much debate between the School Board and the Hardieville community. For more information about the Hardieville School and the Lethbridge School District No. 51 look at the book: Lethbridge School District No. 51 The First 100 Years from Cottage to Composite 1886-1986 at the Archive reference library.
Scope and Content
Photographs of the grade six graduating class of 1979-1980 Hardieville school: Wendy Knoch, Sandy Dyck, Laura Sanderson, Tanya Rock, Benita Ayarra, Quinton Dowdell, Shelley Erman, Mrs. A. Coupland, and Mr. W. Brooks.
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Grade Six graduates of Hardieville School 1981-1982

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Date Range
1981-1982
Accession No.
20181047049
Physical Description
Paper 12” X 16” with 10 1.5" X 2.5" black and white photographs
Scope and Content
Photographs of the grade six graduating class of 1981-1982 Hardieville school: Kathy Kelly, Trevor Mathews, Tammy Firth, james Ress, Darlene Watt, Shanon Collier, Charlene Collier, Kimberly Bernard, and Mr. Allyn Langager vice-principal
Date Range
1981-1982
Creator
Lethbridge School District No. 51
Physical Description
Paper 12” X 16” with 10 1.5" X 2.5" black and white photographs
History / Biographical
Hardieville School opened on January 2 1912. Hardieville school was seperated from the Lethbridge School District 51 in 1922 in which the school came under the jurisdiction of Lethbridge School Division No.7. In 1952, Hardieville School became incorporated into the city's school system. In 1963, the by-laws #20/63 and #21/63 allowed for a new bigger school to be created. The annexation by the City of Lethbridge of the village of Hardieville in 1979 caused a change in the school systems. Hardieville was then incorporated into the Lethbridge School District No. 51. The school finally closed in 1986 after much debate between the School Board and the Hardieville community. For more information about the Hardieville School and the Lethbridge School District No. 51 look at the book: Lethbridge School District No. 51 The First 100 Years from Cottage to Composite 1886-1986 at the Archive reference library.
Scope and Content
Photographs of the grade six graduating class of 1981-1982 Hardieville school: Kathy Kelly, Trevor Mathews, Tammy Firth, james Ress, Darlene Watt, Shanon Collier, Charlene Collier, Kimberly Bernard, and Mr. Allyn Langager vice-principal
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Photograph of Mr. George Bremner McKillop

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Date Range
1896-1982
Accession No.
20181047051
Physical Description
Board 16” X 20” with a 10.5" X 13" black and white photograph
Scope and Content
Mr. George Bremner McKillop was born in 1896 in Lethbridge. He was a prominent Lethbridge figure with many accomplishments. McKillop went overseas during World War I and when he came back he was able to attain a job as a physical education teacher. He later became the Supervisor of Physical Educati…
Date Range
1896-1982
Creator
Lethbridge School District No. 51
Physical Description
Board 16” X 20” with a 10.5" X 13" black and white photograph
History / Biographical
George McKillop Elementary school was on 22 Street North and between 4 and 5 Avenues. It was opened in 1957 and closed in 1982 when Nicholas Sheran School opened on the West side. It became McKillop Curriculum Center then it was purchased by the Society of Christian Education and became Immanuel Christian Elementary School in 2006.
Scope and Content
Mr. George Bremner McKillop was born in 1896 in Lethbridge. He was a prominent Lethbridge figure with many accomplishments. McKillop went overseas during World War I and when he came back he was able to attain a job as a physical education teacher. He later became the Supervisor of Physical Education for Lethbridge School District No. 51 and Chairman of the playgrounds commission. He was also the superintendent of Southminister United Sunday School and leader of a cadet corps for many years. McKillop organized and directed the Canyon Church Camp during the summer breaks. He was also the curator of Sir Alexander Galt museum and chairman of the archives committee of the Lethbridge Historical Society. McKillop died at the age of 77 on February 18, 1974.
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Photograph of W. Fred Bowen Principle of Hamilton Junior High School

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Date Range
1986-1989
Accession No.
20181047053
Physical Description
Board 17” X 21” with a 10.5" X 13" colored photograph
Scope and Content
W. Fred Bowen Principal of Hamilton Junior High 1986-1989
Date Range
1986-1989
Creator
Lethbridge School District No. 51
Physical Description
Board 17” X 21” with a 10.5" X 13" colored photograph
History / Biographical
Hamilton opened in 1950 and was the first junior high school in Lethbridge located on 5th Avenue and 15th Street South. The school eventually closed in 2003 and the students were moved to the new junior high school in West Lethbridge (G.S. Lakie). Today the building houses the headquarters of Lethbridge School District 51 and Allan Watson School.
Scope and Content
W. Fred Bowen Principal of Hamilton Junior High 1986-1989
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Photograph of Ed Dawson Principle of Hamilton Junior High School

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Date Range
1979-1982
Accession No.
20181047055
Physical Description
Board 16” X 20” with a 10.5" X 13" black and white photograph
Scope and Content
Ed Dawson was the principal of Hamilton Junior High School 1979-1982
Date Range
1979-1982
Creator
Lethbridge School District No. 51
Physical Description
Board 16” X 20” with a 10.5" X 13" black and white photograph
History / Biographical
Hamilton opened in 1950 and was the first junior high school in Lethbridge located on 5th Avenue and 15th Street South. The school eventually closed in 2003 and the students were moved to the new junior high school in West Lethbridge (G.S. Lakie). Today the building houses the headquarters of Lethbridge School District 51 and Allan Watson School.
Scope and Content
Ed Dawson was the principal of Hamilton Junior High School 1979-1982
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John Harry Fleetwood portrait reproduced from publication

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Date Range
1901-1985
Accession No.
20181047057
Physical Description
16" X 20" Black and White photograph
Scope and Content
Portrait of John Harry Fleetwood that was reproduced from a printed publication. He was elected to the Board in 1901. He served as the Chairman from 1906 to 1911. During his term in 1911 he conceived the idea of a manual training school for Lethbridge. He initiated the formation of a province wide…
Date Range
1901-1985
Creator
Lethbridge School District No. 51
Physical Description
16" X 20" Black and White photograph
History / Biographical
Lethbridge School District No. 51 is the public school board in Lethbridge. Since 1886, Lethbridge School District No. 51 has offered high quality learning experiences over a broad range of programs to meet the needs of a wide variety of learners. The District educates over 11,000 students within the City of Lethbridge and employs nearly 1,200 staff members. Lethbridge School District No. 51 takes pride in the breadth of its programs, the expertise of its staff, and the quality of its facilities in 22 schools, and a number of outreach facilities throughout the city. Our schools have a grade structure comprised of Kindergarten to Grade 5 students in elementary schools, Grade 6 to Grade 8 students in middle schools and Grade 9 to Grade 12 students in high schools [Source: Lethbridge School District No. 51 website]
Scope and Content
Portrait of John Harry Fleetwood that was reproduced from a printed publication. He was elected to the Board in 1901. He served as the Chairman from 1906 to 1911. During his term in 1911 he conceived the idea of a manual training school for Lethbridge. He initiated the formation of a province wide trustees' association. Served as Secretary-Treasurer from 1912 till his death in 1936. In 1910, the trustees named the three storey brick and stone school in the Duff Addition after him. When Fleetwood School was demolished, a combination name was given to the new school that housed the staff and students of three schools: Fleetwood, Central, and Susie Bawden. The name then became Fleetwood-Bawden School in honor of two members of the Board. this picture was presented to the School Board on February 26th, 1985 by A. Swedish.
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Allan Watson School 1984-1985, Staff and classroom photos

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Date Range
1984-1985
Accession No.
20181047075
Physical Description
Board 34” X 45” with 15 (5" X 7") and 1 (8" X 10") Colored photographs
Scope and Content
Photos of staff and students grouped by their classrooms from Allan Watson School 1984-1985.
Date Range
1984-1985
Creator
Lethbridge School District No. 51
Physical Description
Board 34” X 45” with 15 (5" X 7") and 1 (8" X 10") Colored photographs
History / Biographical
In 1951, Oland Construction Company was awarded a contract to build a new elementary school Allan Watson on 6th Ave South and 23 Street. Named in honour of Allan James Watson who in 1924 accepted a double assignment as the principle and Superintendent of the Lethbridge High School. When Mr. J.H. Fleetwood, Secretary-Treasurer of the Board died in 1936, the trustees reorganized the administration system. Mr. Watson then became the full time principle from 1936-1951 and from 1952 till his death in 1961 he was the Secretary-Treasurer. Allan Watson school also recieved an addition to its building in 1953. The school closed in 2003 and they were able to move to the old Hamilton building. In 2010 the school changed names and became known as Victoria Park High School.
Scope and Content
Photos of staff and students grouped by their classrooms from Allan Watson School 1984-1985.
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Allan Watson School 1983-1984, Staff and students

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Date Range
1983-1984
Accession No.
20181047076
Physical Description
Board 40” X 32” with 24 (3" X 2") and 364 (2" X 1.5"Colored photographs
Scope and Content
Photos of staff and students from Allan Watson School 1983-1984
Date Range
1983-1984
Creator
Lethbridge School District No. 51
Physical Description
Board 40” X 32” with 24 (3" X 2") and 364 (2" X 1.5"Colored photographs
History / Biographical
In 1951, Oland Construction Company was awarded a contract to build a new elementary school Allan Watson on 6th Ave South and 23 Street. Named in honour of Allan James Watson who in 1924 accepted a double assignment as the principle and Superintendent of the Lethbridge High School. When Mr. J.H. Fleetwood, Secretary-Treasurer of the Board died in 1936, the trustees reorganized the administration system. Mr. Watson then became the full time principle from 1936-1951 and from 1952 till his death in 1961 he was the Secretary-Treasurer. Allan Watson school also recieved an addition to its building in 1953. The school closed in 2003 and they were able to move to the old Hamilton building. In 2010 the school changed names and became known as Victoria Park High School.
Scope and Content
Photos of staff and students from Allan Watson School 1983-1984
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Research Files on Donald W. Buchanan

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Date Range
1934-2008
Description Level
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Accession No.
20191029
Physical Description
25cm of textual records; 255 photographs; 22 - 35mm slides
Scope and Content
2019.1029/001: Overview Research on Donald W. Buchanan Part 1/2, 1934-2008. 2019.1029/002: Overview Research on Donald W. Buchanan Part 2/2, 4 photographs, 1938-1966. 2019.1029/003: Buchanan Art Collection, 28 photographs, 22 slides, 1958-2008. 2019.1029/004: The Buchanan Collection Artworks wit…
Date Range
1934-2008
Description Level
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Compiled by Nancy Townshend
Physical Description
25cm of textual records; 255 photographs; 22 - 35mm slides
History / Biographical
Donald W. Buchanan was born in 1908 in Lethbridge, Alberta. He was the son of Senator William Ashbury Buchanan, the publisher of the Lethbridge Herald. He studied Modern History at the University of Toronto and Oxford University. In 1934, he received a fellowship from the Carnegie Corporation to train in museum administration. Following his research fellowship, Buchanan founded the National Film Society of Canada, as well as he worked for the Canadian Radio Commission (now the CBC). Buchanan was always involved in the arts and he was a firm believer in making the arts accessible to the public. In 1963, Donald Buchanan, and his brother Hugh, offered many fine works of art to the City of Lethbridge. This became the first significant public art collection ever to exist in Lethbridge. He believed that art was meant to be shared and enjoyed by all. After leaving the Canadian Radio Commission, Buchanan worked for the National Film Board, where he established the stills division; from 1947 until 1960 he was employed by the National Gallery of Canada, serving as director of the Industrial Design Division (1947-1953). His work with the National Industrial Design Committee and the curated the revolutionary exhibition “Design for Use in Canadian Products” (1946) which changed the standards of Canadian art. Donald W. Buchanan served as the Associate Director of the National Gallery of Canada, and took a leave of absence to explore his own artistic endeavors of photography while travelling throughout Europe. Buchanan returned to the Gallery in 1963 as a member of its Board of Trustees, and he became the Director of the International Fine Arts Exhibition at Expo ’67 in Montreal. In the last few years of his life, his friends recall him being busier than ever, organizing the exhibition. He never was able to see the fruits of his labor, however, because of his sudden death in 1966 after being struck by a car in Ottawa. His legacy centered on the accessibility of art to the public and his impact on the art community in Lethbridge.
Scope and Content
2019.1029/001: Overview Research on Donald W. Buchanan Part 1/2, 1934-2008. 2019.1029/002: Overview Research on Donald W. Buchanan Part 2/2, 4 photographs, 1938-1966. 2019.1029/003: Buchanan Art Collection, 28 photographs, 22 slides, 1958-2008. 2019.1029/004: The Buchanan Collection Artworks with Descriptions, 47 photographs, 1963-1985. 2019.1029/005: The Buchanan Library Art Collection Information, 2 photographs, 1956-2004. 2019.1029/006: DESIGN Exhibitions and Resources Part 1/2, 1946-2008. 2019.1029/007: DESIGN Exhibitions and Resources Part 2/2, 1947-1958. 2019.1029/008: DESIGN: Umbrella Theme for Buchanan’s Works, 1948-2007. 2019.1029/009: Donald W. Buchanan Website by Nancy Townshend, 2001-2008. 2019.1029/010: Resources used by Nancy Townshend for Donald W. Buchanan Website, 1938-2007. 2019.1029/011: Written Works by Donald W. Buchanan Part 1/2, 89 photographs, 1934-1947. 2019.1029/012: Written Works by Donald W. Buchanan Part 2/2, 61 photographs, 1945-1967. 2019.1029/013: EXPO ’67-Montreal, Part 1/2, 1960-2008. 2019.1029/014: EXPO ’67-Montreal, Part 2/2, 1965-2003? 2019.1029/015: Buchanan’s Photography, 21 photographs, 1959-2008. 2019.1029/016: Tributes to Donald W. Buchanan, 3 photographs, 1955-2008. 2019.1029/017: Miscellaneous Documents related to Buchanan’s Will, 2007-2008. 2019.1029/018: National Gallery of Canada Archives, 1963-2007
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